|I Like Metal, I Guess...
I've always had a strange relationship with metal music. Years in the
past I flat out couldn't get used to it, but after adjusting to harsh vocals
I've been able to get into some things. The thing is, I can appreciate a
lot of metal music, but most of it just doesn't do anything for me. Some
of my friends are obsessed with metal, and my closest friend loves
melodeath and their favorite band is Scar Symmetry, but I just can't
relate to them at all.
|Amia Venera Landscape
The Long Procession
Easily my favorite metal(ish) album. The combination of soaring post-rock melodies
and massive, crushing and dissonant riffs works so well.
|Animals as Leaders
Animals as Leaders
The wanky guitar stuff is kind of cool to me. Not a favorite, but fun to listen to.
|Between the Buried and Me
Probably the first metal band I got into. They don't do much for me now, but I still
enjoy a listen here and there.
We Are the Romans
This somewhat draws me because of the dissonant riffs, which seems to be
something I look for.
I like djent, though I certainly don't think terribly high of the style. Haven't listened
to this much but I like it.
Yeah this is pretty cool.
Can't have a list like this without Isis. Someone would disown me if I didn't put
them on here.
Crack the Skye
Not among my favorites, but I first saw them live and thought they put on a really
good show. Oh yeah, I also saw Converge at that show.
The Eye of Every Storm
Children of Fire
This is pretty much the only metalcore I truly enjoy. A few of my friends listen to
almost all metalcore, and none of it does anything for me, save for these guys.
Pretty enjoyable. Their stuff gets boring after a while, but it's nice for walking
around campus or something.
The band that really got me into harsh vocals. I absolutely love Mike Armine's style.
|System of a Down
System of a Down
I don't really admire these guys too much, but when a friend puts them on in the
car I can enjoy it.
I have a love/hate relationship with Tool. I can't deny they are talented and that I
enjoy some of their songs, but for some reason I just don't appreciate them overall.
Define the Great Line
Not entirely metal, but I do enjoy this album quite a bit. Although the awe of my
first listen has certainly worn off.